#Irish #Carbon #Tax Increasing the 1st May 2012

For all our EnergyElephant followers out there, please be advised that the Government's Carbon tax on fossil fuels increases on the 1st May 2012 for most fossil based liquid and gas heating fuels (kerosene, marked gas oil, liquid petroleum gas, fuel oil and natural gas). The tax goes up 33% from €15 per tonne CO2 to €20 per tonne. Today is the last day to avail of the lower tax rate before it goes up so it might be a good time to stock up.

Now and in the summer months is a good time to plan upgrading your heating system to be more efficient, upgrade your insulation to keep the heat in and to look at some renewable alternatives.